Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My First Royalty Check!

Today I’ll deposit my very first royalty check for my premiere novel, All Rise. Tate Publishing distributes royalty checks once each quarter. Since my book was released only three months ago, this would have been my first opportunity to receive any royalties.

I fully expected that I would NOT receive any monies for the first quarter. However, I was wonderfully surprised. Granted, it was quite small … but it’s a check! And, since I didn’t expect to receive anything at all, this is very, very encouraging. I’m excited!

As I’m writing this post, my TV is on, muted, in the background. A John Grisham book that was made into a movie, The Client, is dancing across the screen. I find this fact extremely interesting because, as an author, John Grisham is my role-model. I’ve always loved his books. I find they are not only well written with a suspenseful plot, but always contain a multitude of colorful characters as well. Additionally, John Grisham usually writes about Mississippi and Louisiana since this is the area where he grew up and practiced law.

One more characteristic of his books that I model my writing upon is that all his books are “G” rated. Mr. Grisham does not include any foul language, unnecessary violence, or explicit sexual content in his stories. I like that a lot.

My first published book, All Rise, can be given to readers of any age. Any other book I write will be held to the same strict standards. Thank you, Mr. Grisham, for setting the bar high. I’ve always admired your work and am grateful to have you as a role model.

1 comment:

  1. .4 Responses to “First Royalty Check!”

    August 11th, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    Lil' David says:
    Is it Taco Bell time yet? Are we talking 99cent specials or the “Big Taco Platters”? Do I tip or do you? Are we allowed to bring guests?….Yuk Yuk

    August 13th, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Pat Daspit says:
    I’m afraid we’ll have to stick to the 99cent specials and don’t count on me for the tip!

    August 13th, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    tanya says:
    What an awesome accomplishment….the book kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat all the way to the end !

    August 14th, 2010 at 9:28 am
    Cheryl says:
    Cha Ching! We are so proud of you for your preserverence in making your dream a reality. I thoroughly enjoyed your book and I am looking forward to another!